Month: August 2019

Blood is Thicker Than Water in Grand Prix at The David Broome Centre

The Wales Showground at Mount Ballan Manor near Chepstow is the home of legendary showjumper David Broome and hosts several international and national competitions every year including two FEI international showjumping events. David Broome was a world class horseman. The record of his medal tally for the Olympics, World Equestrian Games and the European Championships

Sensational Showjumping and Dressage at Rotterdam as Brits Find Their Mojo

The European Championships for all the major sport horse disciplines take place every two years. This year Rotterdam in Holland host the dressage and show jumping at the same time which is unusual as normally different venues host each discipline separately. Spread over a week, dressage and showjumping take it in turns to provide the

The Hanoverian Horse. How Good Is It?

The German Hanoverian horse was a rather coarse looking animal with a ham head but had many good qualities, particularly in its temperament. It was also very strong, and was mainly used for pulling carriages and carts and agricultural work. In 1735, George II of England and Elector of Hanover founded the ‘State Stud’ at

Ninety Years of The Pony Club – Celebrations at Gatcombe

In 2019, The Pony Club has been celebrating its ninetieth birthday with special events at venues up and down the country. It was started in 1929 as a junior part of the Institute of the Horse, (now the British Horse Society) with Harry Faudel-Phillips as its head. Celebrations were held around the world over the

Princess Anne Celebrates Champions at British Festival of Eventing

It was in 1983 that The Princess Royal opened her home at Gatcombe Park in the Cotswolds for the first time as a venue for the Festival of British Eventing as it has now become known. Since then it has gone from strength to strength with several championships. The main championship is the Magic Millions
error: Content is protected !!